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Suffering from flu-like symptoms? The best place for most people is at home. Doctors and nurses across Dorset are advising people who have flu-like symptoms to stay at home if they can. In particular, they are asking people with flu not to turn up at hospital emergency departments. This can spread flu to other people [...]
Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (DCCG) has signalled its intention to work to maintain a consultant-led maternity and overnight children’s service in Dorchester as part of a single maternity and paediatrics service for Dorset. The announcement was made by Tim Goodson, CCG Chief Officer, at a meeting of the Dorset Health and Overview Scrutiny Committee (DHOSC) [...]
The views of local clinicians and members of the public are being sought by NHS England as part of a consultation around medicines which could be considered low priority for NHS funding. The NHS in England spends approximately £645 million per year on medicines prescribed in primary care and that are available over the counter. [...]
NHS England (NHSE) published detailed plans in July 2017 to reduce prescriptions for ineffective, over-priced and low value treatments. Helping to trim hundreds of millions from the nation’s rapidly growing drugs bill will create headroom to reinvest all savings in newer and more effective NHS medicines and treatments. The consultation document can be found online. During [...]
The Governing Body of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group have agreed changes to local healthcare to help ensure high quality and sustainable services are available for future generations. The options considered were subject to a public consultation between December 2016 and February 2017 which saw over 18,500 people give their views. Before making final decisions, [...]
NHS Dorset CCG has today published headline responses from the recent consultation on proposed changes to health care. Independent analysts Opinion Research Services (ORS) have produced the headlines from over 18,500 responses which were submitted during the public consultation on proposed changes to local health care as part of the Clinical Services Review. The consultation [...]